Wood Pecker is a simple 4 4 time rhythm reading score for classroom percussion, targeted at grade 5. A guided demonstration of how to read each pattern concludes with the entire rhythm score on one screen. This activity is meant to accompany the song "The Wood Pecker", composed by Hap Palmer and included in his cd "Modern Tunes for Rhythm and Instruments." In this activity, students read rhythms using drum sticks and optionally, tambourines or cymbals. Students are introduced to the flam and will understand more about repeat signs, da segne signs, and fine signs. This is used in lesson two of the fifth grade unit on rhythm.